Undercover Boss on CBS gives audiences a chance to see business leaders witnessing the real side of their companies, by going undercover and working the grunt lifestyles. Adam Driver hosted SNL this weekend, and they gleefully used his role from the now biggest movie ever, Star Wars Episode VIII: The Force Awakens to spoof the popular series. Driver plays the evil Kylo Ren in the film, the leader of the notorious First Order; but in the sketch he’s Matt, a radar technician trying to feel out the employees on Starkiller Base. In the film, Ren is commonly short tempered and is known to be quick to overreact at the first signs of bad news. He appears in his ominous black cloak and voice distorting mask to set up the sketch.
Check out the SNL skit below.
Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan are Starkiller Base employees (a Colonel and Stormtrooper), and let’s just say “Matt” isn’t very convincing at hiding his identity… especially after getting upset and showing off Kylo Ren’s lightsaber. “I’m 90% sure Matt is Kylo Ren,” a straight faced Killam says. Moynihan’s stormtrooper doesn’t get it as quickly and tells Matt that Ren is a “punk bitch… under that black dress.” After Matt force chokes him, it becomes quite clear. Matt straight up sucks!
The sketch is perfect, especially for those who’ve seen the film. Kylo Ren has been criticized in some circles for being “too emo” and Driver totally hammers this home here. The sketch doesn’t ruin anything or contain any spoilers, so if you’re one of the 12 people on Earth who haven’t seen Star Wars yet, you’ll be safe.
SNL is on Saturday nights at 11:30 on NBC and Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Force Awakens is in theaters now.
Star Wars Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base – SNL
Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) goes undercover as Matt, a radar technician, at Starkiller Base.